Dead bodies were scattered on the streets because of the epidemic, Ecuador used cardboard boxes as coffins 0

Dead bodies were scattered on the streets because of the epidemic, Ecuador used cardboard boxes as coffins

(Dan Tri) – Guayaquil city in Ecuador used cardboard boxes to replace coffins when the number of deaths from Covid-19 skyrocketed.

Cardboard boxes are used as coffins in Ecuador.

Guayaquil city officials on April 5 said they had received 1,000 cardboard boxes donated by local manufacturers and distributed to two local funeral homes.

“This number of coffins can meet the demand.

Santiago Olivares, a businessman who owns a chain of funeral homes, said his company cannot meet the demand for coffins at this time.

“I sold the 40 I had at the branch, and another 40 from the head office.

The cheapest coffins in Guayaquil now cost about 400 USD.

According to Olivares, the curfew that lasts 15 hours a day in Guayaquil causes coffin manufacturers to lack materials such as wood or metal to build new coffins.

Dead bodies were scattered on the streets because of the epidemic, Ecuador used cardboard boxes as coffins

Medical staff drag a body through a freezer outside Teodoro Maldonado Carbo hospital in Guayaquil.

Last week, videos shared on social networks showed bodies abandoned on the streets of Guayaquil, the place hardest hit by the Covid-19 epidemic in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian government earlier this week had to mobilize the army to collect 150 bodies from the streets and in apartments, after staff at morgues in the city were not `strong enough` to work due to the number of bodies.

`Carton coffins will contribute to a decent burial for those who died during the medical crisis,` the Guayaquil mayor’s office said.

Ecuador has so far had an estimated 191 deaths and 3,747 cases of Covid-19, of which the majority were recorded in Guayaquil city and Guayas province.

The medical system is overloaded

Dead bodies were scattered on the streets because of the epidemic, Ecuador used cardboard boxes as coffins

The body is covered with a blanket outside a medical center in Guayaquil.

The Covid-19 epidemic caused public services in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city, to be on the brink of collapse.

According to CNN, it is currently impossible to accurately estimate how many people have died from Covid-19 in Ecuador.

`We’ve been waiting for five days,` Fernando Espana said in a video posted by Reuters on March 30, when he was upset about convincing the authorities to come pick up the bodies of his relatives.

“We were tired of calling 911 and the only thing they told us was to wait, they said they were working on it,” Espana said, while moving the camera toward the window, filming the body wrapped in a bag.

“No one can stand the smell from the bodies anymore.

Surveillance video taken last week shows a motorcyclist leaving a body on the side of the road.

In another video, a group of people are seen moving a body from a car to the street.

Dead bodies were scattered on the streets because of the epidemic, Ecuador used cardboard boxes as coffins

The coffin of a person believed to have died from Covid-19 was covered with cardboard outside an apartment complex in Guayaquil.

According to CNN, Ecuadorian authorities collected more than 300 bodies from homes in Guayaquil from March 23-30.

Jorge Wated, head of a military task force established to deal with the epidemic crisis in Ecuador, said on April 1 that his group had moved from `30-150 bodies` within 3 days.

Ms. Cynthia Viteri, Mayor of Guayaquil, urgently called for help from the central government in a video posted on Twitter last week.

“What is happening with the country’s public health system?

Many people are concerned that the actual number of Covid-19 infections and deaths is higher than reported figures and are asking Ecuadorian authorities to take action.

“What is happening to the sick people?

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